Small group instruction and learning in reading and writing is the Tier 1 instructional sweet spot for meeting students’ diverse needs. Small groups prioritize time and space to target skills and support students working toward a common goal, increasing their knowledge and understanding; small group opportunities also boost student agency, ownership, and excitement for learning. Join in to learn tips and tools for high-impact instruction that will light up small group learning in your classroom.
About Julie Wright:
Julie Wright is a traveling teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, author, and a short texts-of-all-types enthusiast. Whether working alongside students, teachers, or administrators, Julie believes in bringing out the best in the work by using asset-based approaches. As an educator for over 25 years, Julie has worked in rural, urban, and suburban settings. Julie is the co-author of What Are You Grouping For?, Grades 3-8: How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers — Not the Book and author of What’s Our Response? Creating Systems and Structures to Support ALL Learners and Side-by-Side Instructional Coaching: 10 Asset-Based Habits that Spark Collaboration, Risk-Taking, & Growth.